Presentations, given by guests, to the 2017 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards National Finalists.
Everyone is excited and full of anticipation - the question we ask is: What's not to look forward to?
This year's Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards National Finals Symposium promises to be the best so far - we have fantastic and diverse student presenters, great diversity of subjects grounded in fabulous science, live streaming of the whole afternoon from our website, and we are back at Government House for the Governor General's Awards Dinner thanks to HE the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy accepting our invitation to continue Vice-Regal patronage.
The RCW Eureka! Trust has announced that Gill McDonald, recently retired Head of Science at Scots College, Wellington and Dr Heather Meikle, Head of Biology and Extension at Palmerston North Girls High School are the two teachers who have been selected as the first recipients of the Eureka! Teachers Awards.
Eleven students will come to Wellington for the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards National Finals next month secure in the knowledge the work they have done has already been recognised for its excellence. The eleven are the winners of a range of Scholarships available to entrants in the competition based on the National Science Challenges and encouraging Maori and Pasifika students to pursue their dreams of a science or technology based career.
Dr William Rolleston, President from 2014-2017 explains why Federated Farmers has decided to join the Eureka! family of sponsors and fund a Gold Scholarship for the "Our Land and Water" Science Challenge.
The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards National Finals Symposium returns to the Dominion Museum Theatrette this year after a couple of years up the road at Massey University's "The Pit" Lecture Theatre. We like the idea of returning to our original site because it means we can live -stream our proceedings to our alumni and friends around the world.